Journalist Alexander Álvarez shot and killed in Paraguay

  • Source: CPJ
  • February 17, 2023

"On Tues., Feb. 14, an unidentified attacker on a motorcycle shot Álvarez while he was in his car at a stoplight in Pedro Juan Caballero, a city near Paraguay’s border with Brazil, according to multiple news reports and two of his coworkers who spoke to CPJ.

Álvarez, who produced a morning news program for the local privately owned broadcaster Radio Urundey and hosted an afternoon music program, was transported to a hospital, where he died of two gunshot wounds to the face.

'Paraguayan authorities must conduct a swift investigation into the killing of Alexander Álvarez, determine the motive for the attack, and bring those responsible to justice,' said Carlos Martinez de la Serna, CPJ’s program director, in New York. 'It is authorities’ responsibility to make sure journalists are able to do their jobs safely without fear of violence.'"

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